Hellblade Out Now on Xbox Game Pass

17 Dec Hellblade Out Now on Xbox Game Pass

We’re very excited to share that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is available from today on Xbox Game Pass. If you’re a Game Pass subscriber you can download it directly to your Xbox console here.

Happy holidays from the Hellblade team!

  • Richard Perkins
    Posted at 10:33h, 23 December Reply

    I can’t get it to work, says I need a valid user account. I got one!!

    • David Ontiveros
      Posted at 07:12h, 09 January Reply

      Me too, you can solve?

  • Anthony Knott
    Posted at 14:08h, 29 December Reply

    Just completed the Hellblade thanks to it being added to Game Pass. I could write an essay on, not just how incredible this game is, but also how important it is. What an experience – up there with the greatest games I’ve ever played. Thanks, Ninja Theory.

    • Chris Cain
      Posted at 13:48h, 03 March Reply

      Anthony, I felt the same way too. Played on the Xbox One and X. Experienced an odd dashboard bug and 4k/enhanced visuals result in more fan noise than I’d like from a consumer device on the X but, overall, this game is a masterpiece.

  • Grace Cooper
    Posted at 16:14h, 18 January Reply

    Got this on Game Pass because I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not as I am pretty particular when it comes to games (don’t like many triple-A games, not because I’m pretentious but they just don’t… do it for me). I didn’t follow the website or read reviews or anything. I am writing a review right now that I’ll be posting to a site I frequent because I have never experienced a game that had me weeping like a baby before.
    By the end of the game, I was exhausted. Mentally taxed to my limit. There were so many parallels to my own life, and with my husband on deployment and finally accepting that I have my own “issues” recently… I couldn’t stop crying. I’m even getting a little choked up now looking back on it. That battle is one I’ve had a number of times in the past with my own monsters, right down to the cathartic battle where I’m using all of my strength to just destroy the things causing me pain (As a boxer and swordfighter, kinda literally). Obviously, I never tried to make these journeys with psychosis, I couldn’t imagine how difficult it would be to deal with that on a daily basis. But everything else I felt a connection with. With my own father, and my own loss. Senua captured the blackness that those things can leave in your mind and how badly they can affect you through your life.
    I got to the end out of desperation, and when I experienced it, I was happy it turned out the way that it did. I would do the same for my own husband if it were possible especially in his situation. But that’s just fantasy and the desperate internal reach for some kind of relief from an idea I’m too terrified to truly accept yet.
    I could write a book on all of the elements that absolutely has made this game my number one favorite even though I will never be able to play it again. You guys deserve praise for everything. The creature and character design, the sound and music (I could listen to someone play through this game over and over, you guys absolutely killed it as far as soundscape goes), the combat elements, the decisions you made on mechanics, your wonderful actress and how well she captured and expressed those emotions… I am stunned. Every single game developer could look at every aspect of this game for inspiration on how to approach their own games because everything contributed to the story and the ideas that you were trying to convey.
    This isn’t a video game, it’s an experience. And I’m glad I could make the journey with you. Thank you for making this.

  • Eric McAlister
    Posted at 15:52h, 02 February Reply

    I am having the same problem as the above comments. Says I need a valid user account. Uninstalled and reinstalled twice still cant get passed the first few screens! What to do?

  • Cherie W
    Posted at 11:33h, 04 February Reply

    Downloaded thanks to gamepass on xbox one. Seriously ine of the best games I have ever played in my life!! You guys hit every nail on the head and even had me crying…yup cring. Thank yoy for such an amazing experience, PLEEEEASE make a #2!!

  • Jack
    Posted at 18:52h, 27 March Reply

    Hey, is there something wrong with gradation filters on the Xbox One X version? I toggle between gradation filters and nothing happens. Other things like effects and focus do work as expected. I’d really like to know if this is a XboxOneX specific issue, or maybe it’s something on my end. Thanks!

  • mark kordvani
    Posted at 23:10h, 20 January Reply

    Regarding the third illusion door:
    unlike the video below, i entered the area through this door. now its permanently open and red. Glitch or anything i can do?


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